International Yoga Alliance Registered
Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan
Director:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Yoga Alliance

CLICK HERE to visit our International Yoga Alliance Website
for Reviews by Namaskar Yoga RYT 200 Graduates

Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon Studio location: 615 - 2 Avenue North Saskatoon
(no mail delivery at studio)
Mailing address: 2326 Haultain Avenue S7J 1R1
Phone: (306) 241-3409
Office Hours:  8:30 am - 4:30 pm Monday to Friday
For registration information please email:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com
   
 Courses offered:

*Separate Yoga Teacher Certification 18 hour Modules 
Teaching Basic Asanas -  Teaching Intermediate - Teaching Advanced 
Yoga Anatomy * Meditation * Yoga Philosophy and more...

* Attend all 10 Modules to complete the 
Yoga Alliance 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher Program 

* Continued Education Modules
Teaching Basic Prenatal Asanas * Yin Yoga * Yoga Nidra * Restorative * Yoga for Kids! 
Yoga to Stretch & Strengthen the Low Back * Yoga for Stress and more...



See below for details for all trainings




 2014 YOGA TEACHER CERTIFICATION 
TRAINING MODULES

Continuing Education Credits available for Yoga Alliance and SPRA
  
TO REGISTER 
for any of the following modules:
Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration
Please note:  These trainings sometimes become full, therefore receipt of a completed 
Application for Registration and fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.  

Some modules have Required Texts.   
These texts are popular so should be ordered as soon as possible and well ahead of time.  
Please visit:  http://teachertrainingnews.blogspot.ca/ for pictures and descriptions of required texts.

Yoga Teacher Certification: Teaching Basic Asanas
  
Description:  Methods to design and teach beneficial, safe yoga classes for various venues:   studios, clubs, fitness centers, community associations, corporate, private.  Students will receive a Namaskar Yoga Studio pose manual for training of technique and practice in teaching: cueing, sequencing, transitions, modifications and breathing.  Basic yoga history and philosophy, styles of yoga, teaching styles, basic anatomy and safety.  Upon completion of training and practice teaching requirements, participants receive certification to teach Basic/Beginner Level Yoga Classes. This certificate meets the SPRA requirement for SPRA Certified Fitness Instructors to become SPRA Certified Yoga Fitness Instructors.

Certification for Teaching Basic Asanas:  Full attendance at module, regular yoga practice, plus 4 hours mentored practice teaching (or equivalent as discussed with Director).   
See http://teachertrainingnews.blogspot.ca/ for Mentored Practice Teaching options.

This training for certification is suitable for those practicing yoga, or Fitness Instructors/Personal Trainers, or other Fitness/Health/Wellness Practitioners.   Individuals who would like to attend just to deepen their own personal knowledge and practice are also welcome.

Namaskar Yoga is the Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for the SPRA and City of Saskatoon Leisure Services.

CEC's available for SPRA and the International Yoga Alliance.


Next scheduled dates for Teaching Basic Asanas Modules:


Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  February 7-9, 2014 - This training is full.  
Times: Friday 6:30 - 8:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Fee: $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  May 24-25, 2014  
 
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm -  lunch "on the mat"
Fee: $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  September 6-7, 2014  
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Lunch "on the mat"
Special location:  La Ronge, SK
This is a special training in co-operation with Pre-Cam Community School in LaRonge.
For registration information please contact:  Sarah Jepson sarahjepson@nlsd113.ca
Link to poster:  https://mail.google.com/mail/u/0/?ui=2&ik=7a8cbe9c67&view=att&th=1478915e2f3058aa&attid=0.1&disp=safe&realattid=f_hy951cum0&zw
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  September 27-28, 2014 
- This training is full. Please see next date February 2015.
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Lunch "on the mat"
Fee: $325 (includes gst)

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Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching Basic Asanas
Date:  February 7-8, 2015
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm  Lunch "on the mat"
Fee: $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching to Specific Groups Module

Description:  Teachers will receive specific training in teaching to various groups of participants:  Yoga for Seniors, Gentle Yoga, Chair-Assisted Yoga, and Sport-specific Yoga including Yoga for Runners, Golfers and Hockey Players.  This will include anatomical, physiological and psychological issues.    We will learn how to develop and deliver effective, beneficial and adaptive classes for these specific groups of participants.  Also, considerations in teaching Yoga for Children and Prenatal Yoga, various styles of yoga and teaching in various venues.   Prerequisite:  Teaching  Basic Asanas 


Next scheduled date for Teaching to Specific Groups module:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  April 12-13, 2014
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat" 
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  November 1-2, 2014
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat" 
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Teaching to Specific Groups
Date:  April 11-12, 2015
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat" 
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas

Description:
 - Over 30 intermediate level asanas.
- Methods to develop interesting, inspiring intermediate and multi-level classes
- Varying options and methods to increase challenge in all types of classes
- Fitness/Power/Vinyasa
- Techniques to incorporate for advanced focus, awareness, increased challenge in poses.
- Further development of individual teaching and communication skills.
- Safe hands-on adjustments.
- Pranayama
- Introduction to the paths of yoga philosophy and their application when teaching.


Next scheduled date for Teaching Intermediate Asanas Module:

Yoga Teacher Certification - Intermediate Asanas
Date:  March 8-9, 2014 - This module is full.  See next scheduled date in July 2014.
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"    
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Teacher Certification - Intermediate Asanas
Date:  July 12-13, 2014
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"    
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)

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Yoga Teacher Certification - Intermediate Asanas
Date:  March 28-29, 2015
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"    
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas 
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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If you are interested in further Yoga Teacher Training please see below:

Continue your Yoga Teacher Training with Namaskar Yoga!

 INTERNATIONAL YOGA TEACHER TRAINING
200 HOUR YOGA ALLIANCE
REGISTERED YOGA TEACHER  PROGRAM
The program consists of 10 weekend modules

For program and registration information on the 2014 and/or 2015 Program 
please email:  namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com


2014 RYT PROGRAM SCHEDULE

Please see below for initial scheduling of dates for 2015 Program

Training dates subject to change if a scheduling conflict occurs

* Interested participants can attend any or all of the following modules in 2014 or 2015 
(Note any prerequisites)
* Each module is registered for separately. 
* Participants completing all 10 modules can register with the International Yoga Alliance as a 200 Hour Registered Yoga Teacher.

If you have any questions or are interested in attending any or all of the 200 Hours of Yoga Alliance RYT Training, please email:  namaksaryoga.sk@gmail.com


TO REGISTER 
for any of the following modules:

Please e-mail namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com to request an Application for Registration
Please note:  These trainings sometimes become full, therefore receipt of a completed 
Application for Registration and fee payment are required to hold a spot in a module.  

Some modules have Required Texts.   
These texts are popular so should be ordered as soon as possible and well ahead of time.  
Please visit:  http://teachertrainingnews.blogspot.ca/ for pictures and descriptions of required texts.

Teaching Basic Asanas 
Next date:  September 27-28, 2014
Next date:  February 7-8, 2015 
Friday 6:30 - 9:30 pm, Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm. 
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Next date:  March 28-29, 2015 
Next date:  July 11-12, 2015 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Module:  Retrain one of Teaching Basic, Intermediate or Advanced Asanas
Date:  Trainee's choice
The Trainee can choose one of the following modules to retrain:  Teaching Basic Asansas, Teaching Intermediate Asanas, or Teaching Advanced Asanas.  The Trainee will be asked to observe and assist the new participants.  Homework requirement:  Essay to be submitted after completion of module.
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching to Specific Groups
Next date:  November 1-2, 2014
Next date:  April 11-12, 2015 
Times: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm   Lunch "on the mat"
Prerequisite:  Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Meditation 
Next date:  May 9-10, 2015 
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm - Lunch "on the mat"
1 Required Text:  The Living Gita - The Complete Bhagavad Gita - A Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami Satchidananda.   Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Yoga Anatomy
Next date:  June 13-14, 2015 
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm - Lunch "on the mat"
1 Required Text:  "Scientific Keys Volume I: The Key Muscles of Hatha Yoga (spiral bound version)" or "The Key Muscles of Yoga: The Scientific Keys, Volume 1 (paperback version)"  by Ray Long and Chris MacIvor.  
Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.  Prework assigned after registration.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Teaching Advanced Asanas
Next date:  August 8-9, 2015 
Time: Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm - Lunch "on the mat". 
Prerequisite:  Teaching Intermediate Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
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Philosophy of Yoga 
Date September 20-21, 2014 This module is full. 
Next date:  September 12-13,  2015 
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6pm  Lunch "on the mat"
2 Required TextsThe Living Gita - Complete Bhagavad Gita - Commentary for Modern Readers by Sri Swami Satchidananda and The Yoga Sutras of Patanjali -  Translation and Commentary by  Sri Swami Satchidananda  Visit  http://www.teachertrainingnews.blogspot.com for pictures of required texts.  These texts are popular so should be ordered as soon as possible.  Available from Amazon.
Prerequisite: Basic Asanas
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)

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Program Review:  Asanas, Anatomy, Meditation and Philosophy
Date:  October 11-12, 2014 
October 10-11,  2015 
Times:  Saturday and Sunday 9 am - 6 pm
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Prerequisite:  This module includes review, in-class quizzes, and assignments on Yoga Anatomy, Philosophy and Meditation, Intermediate/Advanced technique and teaching skills.
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The Sum of the Parts
Date:  November 15-16, 2014
November 7-8,  2015 
Prework: See Registration form
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)

All 10 modules and requirements must be completed to receive the 200 Hour RYT Certificate to register with the International Yoga Alliance.
Note:  If you have to miss one or two of the modules during the year, contact the Director regarding arrangements to make up the required contact hours and information at another module to complete the 200 hours.

Please email namaskaryoga.sk@saskatoon.com if you are interested in receiving further information about the Yoga Alliance 2015 200-Hour RYT Program
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Another set of modules will be scheduled in 2016 if and when sufficient interest is show in registration.
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   Namaksar Yoga Studio is a Registered Yoga Teacher Training School  
with the International Yoga Alliance
Continuing Education Credits for Yoga Alliance and SPRA:
CEC's for International Yoga Alliance - 18 contact + 2 non-contact hours per module
CEC's for SPRA - 12 per module
 Namaskar Yoga is the Yoga Teacher Training School in Saskatchewan for Yoga Instructor Certification with SPRA and Saskatoon Leisure Services Civic Centers
Saskatoon Leisure Services Bursaries available for Basic Asanas, Intermediate Asanas and Specific Groups.  Contact: Rhonda.Mattern@saskatoon.ca
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AFTER GRADUATING THE NAMASKAR YOGA 200 HOUR RYT PROGRAM, GRADUATES CAN COME BACK RETAKE ONE OF THE 10 RYT PROGRAM MODULES FOR A REDUCED FEE.  
To inquire, please contact the Director at kathleenyoga@gmail.com
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 Namaskar Yoga
Studio Location:  615 - 2nd Avenue North downtown Saskatoon
 
Prenatal Yoga Teacher Training
 
For information regarding 2015 Prenatal Yoga Training
CLICK HERE
 or email: namaskaryoga.sk@gmail.com

Continuing Education Credits 
Yoga Alliance 
for Certified and Registered Yoga Teachers

SCHEDULED IN 2014:

YIN YOGA TRAINING
Date:  July 26-27, 2014
Next date:  T.B.A.
Time:  Saturday and Sunday 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT and Certified Yin Yoga Teacher
Prerequisite:  Minimum 20 Hour Yoga Anatomy module or equivalent. 
Description:  Yin Yoga is a powerful practice which targets tendons, ligaments and fascia within the body.  Each posture during a Yin yoga class is held for long periods of time to encourage the slow and safe opening of connective tissues, leaving the yogi with an overall feeling of lightness, spaciousness and peace. A Yin yoga class is the perfect antidote to stress and a great counter balance to more active styles of yoga.  Yin yoga classes involve a relaxed practice of floor postures that are held from three to five minutes at a time. There are far fewer postures or asanas in the yin style of yoga as are found in more active styles.  Although Yin yoga is a more passive practice it can be quite challenging due to the length of time postures are held. This Yin yoga class is a perfect complement to a more yang or more active style of yoga such as Vinyasa Power Flow (Power Yoga) or Ashtanga.  Excerpt Semperviva Vancouver 
Please note this is not a Restorative Training
This module is continuing education.  In order to teach Yin Yoga you must also be a certified yoga teacher.

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YOGA FOR STRESS AND POSITIVE MENTAL HEALTH WORKSHOP 
Date:  October 4, 2014 - This workshop is full.  Please email to be placed on wait list.
Time:  10:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Fee:  $45
Instructors:  Patti Schidlowsky, Senior Mental Health Therapist, RYT-200 Yoga Alliance and
Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS
Description:  Patti will be bringing her professional background, training and experience to this workshop to teach us about the specific effects of stress, and how they may present in different people; stress vs anxiety; and of course - ways that yoga can help us.  Followed by a Gentle Yoga Class with Patti and a guided Yoga Nidra Meditation with Kathleen.
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INTRODUCTION TO RESTORATIVE YOGA CLASS FOR TEACHERS
Date:  October 4, 2014 - This workshop is full.  Please email to be placed on wait list.
Time:  2:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Fee:  $20
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, RPYT, RYS, RPYS, Certified Restorative Yoga
Description:  Restorative Yoga involves supported, longer held postures and relaxing breathing techniques.  It can be practiced during times of stress, fatigues, illness, or at any time to help us to re-center and bring balance and self-care to our regular yoga practice and busy lifestyle. Lecture and discussion on “What is Restorative Yoga?” followed by a Restorative Yoga Class.
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YOGA TO STRETCH AND STRENGTHEN THE LOW BACK
Date:  October 5, 2014  1 space left.  Please email to ensure space available.
Time:  8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Fee:  $145
Instructor:  Rosalynne Tayler, RYT, Certified Older Adult Exercise, Yoga for the Low Back
Description:  This workshop revisits our knowledge of back anatomy, combining it with breathing technique and selected yoga poses and stretches to support a healthy low back and injury prevention.  Key learning includes: accessing deep stabilizing muscles, the value of muscle relaxation and modifying/sequencing poses for a healthy back and a safe, effective practice.

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TO BE SCHEDULED:

YOGA FOR KIDS!
Next date (tentative):  January 24-25 2015
Times:   Saturday and Sunday 9am - 6 pm
Fee:  $325 (includes gst)
Your instructors are Yoga Alliance Registered Teachers
Detailed Yoga for Kids! Manual supplied. 
Recommended texts:  Yoga for Children by Lisa Flynn and Once Upon a Pose by Donna Freeman
Description of Training:  Namaskar Yoga's  "Yoga for Kids!"  Teacher Training Module is designed for yoga teachers, educators, parents and anyone who would like to share the joy of yoga with young people. You do not need to be a yoga teacher to take this workshop;  however, only registered yoga teachers can receive continuing education credit through the International Yoga Alliance for this certification course.   In this 18-hour experiential training we will explore how physical poses (asana), breathing exercises (pranayama), mindfulness and meditation practices, relaxation techniques and yogic philosophy can be adapted to be engaging and effective for different age groups.  With the focus on having fun, you will learn yoga-influenced songs, stories and games to inspire children from preschoolers to adolescents. This workshop will provide practical theory and discussion of age-appropriate teaching techniques as well as active participation in yoga activities for ages 3-16. This training will help you rediscover the playful and creative child that lies within you - by practicing and learning to teach yoga while laughing, playing, dancing and singing! You will come away with immediate tangible knowledge and lots of  ideas for developing your own captivating and fun yoga experiences for young people.  While sharing the joy of yoga you will help children develop life-enhancing skills by introducing practices and philosophy to nurture patience, compassion and happiness in a fun, joyful and non-competitive environment. 

RESTORATIVE YOGA TRAINING
Instructor:  Kathleen Podiluk, E-RYT, and Certified Restorative Yoga Teacher
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CHAIR ASSISTED AND CHAIR YOGA TRAINING
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PRENATAL / POSTNATAL YOGA TRAINING
Please visit:  http://namaskaryogaprenatal.blogspot.ca/ for more details
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YOGA NIDRA TRAINING
Description of Training:  This workshop will be relaxed, inclusive and gentle on the spirit, designed so you can feel free to honour yourself and your own needs with yoga, deep rest, and deep healing.  During the meditations you will be gently guided into a deep state of meditation, designed to create profound relaxation and personal healing.  This workshop may be what we need in our busy lives.   Together we will create a wonderful opportunity for each of us to come back into natural harmony, balance, and spiritual wholeness in our own way.   
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YOGA FOR OLDER ADULTS
 PLEASE EMAIL kathleenyoga@gmail.com 
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If you are interested in attending any of above modules, please email kathleenyoga@gmail.com 

As soon as enough interest is indicated registration will begin.
Thank you! 



Namaskar Yoga Saskatoon Refund Policy: 

- More than 10 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration to another module: Administration fee of $15

- More than 10 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $20

- Less than 10 days notice of cancellation and request to transfer registration to another module:  Administration fee of $20

- Less than 10 days notice of cancellation and request for refund:  Administration fee of $30

- After beginning attendance at the training module, a pro-rated refund will be given if a doctor’s certificate is provided.

- If Namaskar Yoga Studio cancels/reschedules a training a full refund will be given